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'What I Do Is What I Do:' Aesop Rock and Coro in Conversation

Editor’s note: Aesop Rock recently released Spirit World Field Guide, his first solo album in five years. Outside of a few videos, the 44-year-old rapper maintained a low profile in the build-up to the album. He didn’t do any interviews and hardly said anything about it outside his social media channels. He did, however, have a […]

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A Unique Story For A Unique Release: Yann Brassard Dropped “Overnight”

Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada-based singer-songwriter Yann Brassard recently released his new song “Overnight,” a beautifully sounding piece with   ’70s and 80’s disco vibes. The song is both nostalgic and modern. However, unique-sounding musicality is not the most exciting thing about the song. “Overnight” was recorded by Yann during the pandemic, and the circumstances of the process will […]

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Alex Winter on His New Frank Zappa Doc, Why He Still Hasn't 'Cracked' the Composer

In 2016, Alex Winter launched the grueling quest of his latest documentary with one clear question: “Who the fuck is Frank Zappa?” After four years, a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, numerous interviews and a mind-boggling “deep dive” into the late musician’s archives, he’s still no closer to an answer. And he’s satisfied with that result. “I’m […]

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Recent Armada Music Signees Cat Dealers Drop ‘Save Me Now’

Following the early-November announcement of their worldwide signing with Armada Music, Brazilian tastemakers Cat Dealers have dropped their first single on the label since their 2019 collab with GoldFish called ‘Colours & Lights’. Made in collaboration with fellow-countryman Guz Zanotto and vocalist Moore, ‘Save Me Now’ marks the duo’s first exciting step under the wing […]

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The Most Influential Artists: #14 U2

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #14. From Dublin, Ireland here is U2. CREDIT: Kevin Mazur / Contributor A sad cultural truth: Some Gen Z-ers only know Dublin’s finest for inspiring headlines like “Here’s how to remove U2’s new album from […]

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The Most Influential Artists: #15 Pearl Jam

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #15. From Seattle, Washington here is Pearl Jam. CREDIT: Brian Rasic/Getty Images Three decades deep, Pearl Jam are now officially old enough to be known as “classic rock.” But on a sonic level, they’ve always […]

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The Most Influential Artists: #16 The Neptunes

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #16. From Virginia Beach, Virginia, here are the Neptunes. CREDIT: Johnny Nunez / Contributor Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams have been popular music’s phone-a-friend since the turn of the century. Ever since they first linked […]

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Diplo & Sonny Fodera Release UK House Collaboration ‘Turn Back Time’ on FFRR

Legendary House Music label FFRR and Diplo’s Higher Ground continue their flurry of outstanding releases with ‘Turn Back Time’, a sensational collaboration between two of the scene’s most exciting major players, Diplo and Sonny Fodera. Bringing together their combined production prowess they deliver a new track with unquestionable dancefloor appeal. This new release is full of old skool piano stabs, a sublime vocal, bouncy […]